While there are absolutely pests that require immediate professional pest control services – bedbugs, raccoons, and rodents come to mind – there are also a few common household pests that, provided their populations in and around your home aren’t too numerous, can likely be dealt with on your own, using a few handy tips.
- Most at-home pest control sprays are most effective when they dry, leaving a water-based residue behind, which gets trapped in pests’ feet, scales, and fur, and end up killing them during grooming later.
- Spiders are tricky in that they usually are not groomers, so you have to target their prey, which means finding their prey, through strategically-placed glue traps and sprays. When the spider eats its prey, goodbye spidey.
- Roaches can be tricky because they live in nests with others and are big fans of human food and water sources. For this reason, the best way to get rid of them is through gel bait, placed in traps in your kitchen, under the sink, in your pantry, and in your bathroom.